South Carolina Philharmonic


Tasting Notes 2018


6th annual wine & food celebration benefitting the S.C. Philharmonic

  • Monday, March 26, 2018
  • 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
  • S.C. State Museum (301 Gervais St.)
  • Business casual attire
To be held Monday, March 26, 2018 at the S.C. State Museum, this year’s event is expected to attract over 500 wine and food lovers from throughout the Midlands.

Through partnerships with wineries foreign and domestic, guests will sample high-end wine from around the world such as Cakebread, Silver Oak, and King Estate, enjoy epicurean delights from the Midlands’ finest restaurants, and even sample cigars. Tasting Notes attendees will be able to purchase wine they have tasted, as well as bid on specialty wines, vacations and other items in the silent auction.

Plus, enjoy live musical entertainment from the Reggie Sullivan Quartet and Dreher High steel drum ensemble. There's also a silent auction featuring art, trips, and more. Step outside to sample cigars from Tinder Box

Southern Valet provides complimentary valet parking, and Checker Yellow Cab will provide safe, complimentary rides home to guests who overindulge.

Buy 2018 tickets now!

Thanks to the Tasting Notes 2018 Sponsors

  • Columbia Metropolitan Magazine, exclusive print media sponsor
  • WXRY 99.3 FM, exclusive radio sponsor


Admission Type

2017 Restaurant Lineup 

 * new participant for 2017
  • 116 Espresso & Wine Bar
  • Alodia’s Cucina Italiana
  • Blue Marlin Steaks & Seafood
  • Bourbon Columbia
  • Cabot Creamery Cheese Station
  • Gervais & Vine
  • Grill Marks
  • Kaminsky’s Dessert Cafe
  • Main Street Public House*
  • Miyo's / M Vista / M Grille
  • Motor Supply Co. Bistro
  • Pearlz Oyster Bar
  • Ristorante Divino
  • Talullah*
  • The Melting Pot
  • The Oak Table
  • The Wired Goat
  • Thirsty Fellow Pizzeria and Pub
  • Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar NE
  • Twisted Spur*

2017 Wine Lineup 

This year's lineup includes more than 50 mid- to upper-level wines from top producers, including (but not limited to): 
  • Banfi
  • Cakebread
  • Chalk Hill
  • Franciscan
  • J Lohr
  • King Estate
  • Pineridge
  • The Prisoner 

2017 Event Committee

  • Event Chair: Brenda Wheeler
  • Dave Allison
  • Richard Bannon
  • Mary Green Brush
  • Jesse Bullard
  • Freeman Coggins
  • Lynn Hodge
  • Fred Medway
  • Virginia Roach
  • Kerrie Steed
  • Lani Stringer
  • Bob Thompson

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